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Sandcrawler by Tom Sachs

Tom Sachs

Sandcrawler, 2016-2018
Pyrography on plywood, steel hardware, and mixed media

26 x 58 x 20 1/2 inches (66 x 147.3 x 52.1 cm)

© Tom Sachs Photo by Argenis Apolinario Image Courtesy Tom Sachs Studio and Vito Schnabel Gallery

Aficionados of mezcal and modes of transport in Star Wars movies will find a lot to like in sculptor Tom Sachs’s newest offering in New York: a wooden curio constructed in the form of a so-called Sandcrawler that has been cut open to house a mini bar holding bottles of fine Mexican libations along with citrus and salt to help them go down. Small ceramic cups are included, with hand-scrawled NASA logos of the kind that feature in Sachs’s “Space Program” accessories, and among them are signs of more earthly concerns: pictures from porn magazines and a box of condoms tucked away in a corner. All the elements add up to the makings of a starry night.

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